May 26, 2019

GFWC Taunton and Raynham Jr. Woman's Club Installation of new members

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The GFWC Taunton and Raynahm Junior Woman's Club has welcomed two new members. Suzanne Kaye from Taunton joined the club in February, and in March's our membership chairwoman Joyce Clark, installed Kathleen Sampson.

 Club members celebrated March as Women's History Month by introducing a short biography on Gerda Lerner, known as the 'Mother' of Women's History Month., presented by Nancy Brown, Women's History and Resource chairman, and welcomed guest speaker Mary Njeri to speak about her life in Kenya before coming to the United States. In honor of Dr. Seuss's 115th birthday, member Nancy Brown, AKA The Cat in the Hat, along with education chairwoman Nancy Martin, visited Triumph Head Start in Taunton. The Cat in the Hat story was read to a crowd of over 100 preschoolers., and each child was given a coloring page and hat. The Taunton and Raynham Junior Woman's Club also donated several Dr. Seuss books along with a stuffed Cat in the Hat to the school. Mrs. Brown as the Cat also visited E.F. Leddy Pre-School in Taunton. She sang Happy Birthday with each group, and Leddy Librarian Audrey Serrecchia joined in on the sing along. She finished her visit by reading The Cat in the Hat to Mrs. Cocoran's class. Members actively volunteer in the community and also hold fundraisers to provide scholarships to local students and to contribute to local charities. In addition to their volunteer work they also offer other activities where members can socialize with each other strengthening the bond of friendship and sisterhood. Several members recently attended an 80th Anniversary viewing of the iconic film Gone With the Wind. Women 18 or older interested in the club may contact Joyce at 508 824-3382 or go to www.tauntonraynhamjrs.org for more information.

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